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Stages Of Meditation: Training the Mind for Wisdom

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Stages Of Meditation: Training the Mind for Wisdom

by Tenzin (His Holiness The Dalai Lama) root text by Kamalashila Gyatso

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Rider/Ebury Press/Random House, London, 2002. Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Stages of Meditation is a commentary by the Dalai Lama on a rare text by ninth-century Indian Buddhist scholar Kamalashila, written in Tibet to correct some Chinese misinterpretations of Buddhism that were influential at the time. Kamalashila's short work is not widely known today, but according to the Dalai Lama, it is a most important text, and worthy of study by those new to Buddhism, because "on the basis of this knowledge you will be able to understand other treatises without great difficulty. This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures." Throughout the book, the Dalai Lama emphasizes the importance of logical analysis of scriptures, even if they are in the Buddha's own words; some teachings, he stresses, "should not be taken literally, but need interpretation." And this is what he does in this clear and readable commentary, originally given in 1989 and now translated and published for the first time. Its 10 short chapters are on such familiar Buddhist themes as Training the Mind, Compassion, Identifying the Nature of Suffering, and The Practice of Calm Abiding. "Through meditation," says the Dalai Lama, "we can train our minds in such a way that negative qualities are abandoned and positive qualities are generated and enhanced." Those who practice meditation, whether Buddhist or not, will find this a thoughtful and practical guide, written with the Dalai Lama's characteristic warmth and gentleness. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 162 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no Dust Jacket as published.. White titles spine. Includes glossary & bibliography. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Spirituality & Beliefs; Tibetan Buddhism; Buddhism; Tibet; Philosophy. ISBN: 0712629637. ISBN/EAN: 9780712629638. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4088. . 9780712629638 This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..

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Title
Stages Of Meditation: Training the Mind for Wisdom
Author
Tenzin (His Holiness The Dalai Lama) root text by Kamalashila Gyatso
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine Condition
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Edition
Reprint
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0712629637
ISBN 13
9780712629638
Publisher
Rider/Ebury Press/Random House
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2002
Keywords
BZDB227 Religion/Theology/Dalai Lama/Philosophy/Tibetan Buddhism/Buddhism/Meditation/Spirituality/Beliefs Religion & Theology; Spirituality & Beliefs; Tibetan Buddhism; Buddhism; Tibet; Philosophy. ISBN: 0712629637 EAN: 9780712629638 Tenzin (His

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